Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #18

Thirteen Things to add to your knowledge of trivia (for the Know-It-Alls out there!)

1. The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for Blood plasma.

2. No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times. Oh go ahead...I'll wait...~

3. Donkeys kill more people annually Than plane crashes or shark attacks. (Watch your Ass )

4. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

5. Oak trees do not produce acorns until they are fifty (50) years of age or older.

6. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.

7. The King of Hearts is the only king WITHOUT A MOUSTACHE

8. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

9. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise. (Since Venus is normally associated with women,what does this tell you!)

10. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

11. Most dust particles in your house are made from DEAD SKIN!

12. The first owner of the Marlboro Company died of lung cancer. So did the first " Marlboro Man. "

13. Walt Disney was afraid OF MICE!

And some bonuses:


*The three most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca Cola, and Budweiser, in that order.

*It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but, not downstairs.

*A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

*Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush. (I keep my toothbrush in the living room now!)

*Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains all the letters from the word "criminal." (who thinks up this stuff???) The second? William Jefferson Clinton (Please don't tell me you're SURPRISED!!!)

*And the best for last.... Turtles can breathe through their butts. (I know some people like that, don't YOU?)


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fullbodytransplant said...

Sheesh. Those are the coolest things I have ever seen!

Gotta share this with my students...

Denise Patrick said...

Incredible!! Who looks these things up? I learned something, today!

Happy TT!

Elaina said...

Wow a lot of interesting facts. Some funny too.

Have a good T 13!

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Sassy Mama Bear said...

a perfectly trivial trivia TT, I love it!

Monday through Sunday said...

I learned something today. :)

baby~amore' said...

very cool facts Laura.